Weekend Work

6 Dec

All of my work with Benji finally paid off.  He is doing much better.  I guess he picked up coccidia because the grass is eaten down.  I’m giving them hay every day, but they still try to eat fresh stuff.

Benji with Lemuel

Anyhow, he’s doing much better.  I figured he’d be fine; but there really is always something with a herd this big (and old).

I also got the tarp shelter down this past week. I still don’t have the tarp put over the barn windows, but I’m making progress.

I also managed to get hooves trimmed for both Benji and Frodo.

Benji and Frodo (with Lemuel behind)

Two of my big boys also got their hooves trimmed.

Myson and Moose

It was a bit of a challenge trimming Moose’s hooves because he was not cooperating.  In addition, as I was bent down, I had Casey and Ava rubbing my head.  Occasionally, just for fun, Casey would also pull my hair.  I swear, I have way too much help around here some days.

Casey being sweet to Maisie

I’ve also started filling the dumpster.  It’s mostly a lot of big old tubs and buckets that the goats have destroyed.  They just don’t fit in regular garbage pickup.

Popcorn (and Perdita behind) with some old buckets

Goose headed in for the night

I still have to get the chicken pen cleaned out, but I’m making progress!


After a week of nice weather, we’re back to more seasonable temperatures.

Pretzel getting a drink

I had to plug the heaters back in all the water tubs.

Pretzel and Cutie

I am so grateful for heated tubs.  They do make it much easier.

2 Responses to “Weekend Work”

  1. Jeanne December 6, 2021 at 5:40 pm #

    I really enjoyed reading this entry, and had to chuckle at your remark about having “too much help around here”!! I’m glad Benji is doing better.

  2. janicead December 8, 2021 at 5:22 pm #

    All that help and not a one with an opposable thumb!

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